Community, Commodification, Fanship, and Memory
Edited By Dale Herbeck and Susan J. Drucker
Baseball stadia are places of memory, identity, athletic and architectural accomplishment. They are sites capable of arousing passion, sentimentality and a sense of community. The baseball stadium provides a unique lens through which to understand, explore and expand an understanding of communication theories. While baseball has previously been explored by scholars, this volume introduces the stadium as a way of exploring communication and communication theories through an examination of the four discrete themes that frame the organization of this work: community and communication, fandom and communication, memory and communication, and commodification and communication. This volume offers a unique approach to those interested in communication theory, popular culture, sports management, and people environment studies.
Introduction (Susan Drucker / Dale Herbeck)
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Figure 0.1: Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts. Bernard Gagnon, retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Fenway_Park#/media/File:Fenway_Park02.jpg Used under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-SA 3.0) (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/).
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SUSAN DRUCKER AND DALE HERBECK
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